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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The Cross: The Basis for Morality #2 of 4

October 27, 2008
Moral schizophrenia: in our society it's OK to kill a baby right before birth, but it's murder to kill one after birth. That's what happens when moral choices are set by the will of the majority. Confusion reigns....and the price tag is devastating. We can keep eating the bitter fruit of rebelling against God, or we can turn to Him in faith, and adopt His standards for behavior.

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Without a ruler, you can't measure how long something is. And without some kind of moral compass, you can't tell right from wrong. And as we'll learn today, a culture that rejects Christ is a culture that sets up itself as the yardstick for moral choices. And those choices lead to polling place choices that help determine a nation's destiny. So where does true morality come from?
October 24, 2008
One day there will be no more racial or ethnic divisions. One day, redeemed humanity will glory only in the cross...that's the picture the Bible paints in the book of Revelation. Their races of life long past, numberless saints from every nation will exalt the Lamb of God. Now here's some good news: it's possible for the church to mirror that future reality today.
October 23, 2008
Many who seek racial justice call for "a level playing field" of equal opportunity. There is a place where the field is level... and that place is at the foot of the cross of Christ. True unity among people of different backgrounds is only possible when there is a common purpose. And today we're learning why the cross is the only basis for real reconciliation. Stay with us.
October 22, 2008
The tragedy of racial and ethnic violence is that it's not getting any better. Military and diplomatic efforts don't remove the hate. In places like the Middle East, it takes a common denominator to bring unity to the chaos of "us versus them." Dialog and negotiations aren't enough. Today: we'll see why the cross of Christ is the only common link that can ever work.
October 21, 2008
Rwanda…Kosovo...the Gaza strip. Many of today's tragic conflicts stem from deep-rooted racial or ethnic strife. It seems there is no human solution to this dilemma.....but there is a divine solution. There is a place of common ground for those who can't stand the sight of each other. Today we'll learn why the cross of Christ can bring together mortal enemies.
October 20, 2008
Outside of Jerusalem a transaction took place that shook the foundations of creation. Jesus, the Messiah, died. Then, as now, people passed by, not realizing the eternal consequences of what was happening on that cruel cross. Through his death, Jesus made a bridge between God and man so that we could cross over to eternal life. Today: more about the wonder of the supreme sacrifice.
October 17, 2008
There is a love so vast that it cannot be measured, much less comprehended. That love was displayed on a brutal cross. We can only run the race of life toward heaven because Jesus Christ hung on that cross to bear the penalty for our disobedience and rebellion. Today, we probe again the profound mystery of the ultimate sacrifice.
October 16, 2008
Buried in the depths of the purposes of God lies the answer to this question: why did God send His Son to the cross? As we run life's daily race, let's not forget that mercy is getting what you don't deserve. God was not obligated to save any of us, and yet He has. Today, we begin an awesome look at how far God went to provide redemption for a lost mankind.
October 15, 2008
Paul wrote: "The preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." This poses a difficult question, a question that lies at the very core of the church's mission. How do you effectively take that cross to those who think it's foolish? Today, some final thoughts on "What Man Thinks of the Cross."
October 14, 2008
Most people believe Jesus was a great teacher and a good example. But few really understand why He died on a cruel cross. These days, polling data is king. In the mainstream media, the truth seems to lie with the majority opinion. And so we're analyzing what people believe about the cross of Christ: the only means of eternal salvation. For some crucial insights, stay with us.
October 13, 2008
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The end is near. These words can be a wake-up call or a comfort. While acknowledging that what is yet to come for the world is beyond the scope of our finite minds, Pastor Erwin Lutzer reminds us that we have not been left completely in the dark. The King Is Coming has been written precisely to aid your personal examination of Scripture’s prophecies. Saturated with both humility and a sense of urgency, this book not only provides answers for those questioning what happens next, but also empowerment to live accordingly in the here and now. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

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Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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